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BIAA Testifies before House Subcommittee on Health on TBI Act

21-Nov-2013

On November 20, 2013, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) testified before the House Subcommittee on Health during the hearing “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Local Communities.” The Subcommittee on Health is chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA); Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) is the ranking member.

The TBI Act, H.R. 1098, was included along with six other public health bills discussed during the hearing. Drew Nagele, Psy.D., a member of BIAA’s board of directors, testified in support of the TBI Act. Dr. Nagele is pictured (top) with BIAA President/CEO Susan Connors, and (bottom) with Subcommittee on Health Chairman Pitts.

To read Dr. Nagele’s testimony click the link below.

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IF/IF14/20131120/101509/HHRG-113-IF14-Wstate-NageleD-20131120.pdf

To watch video of the hearing “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Local Communities” click the link below. Dr. Nagele’s testimony will begin 25 minutes into the video.

http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-public-health-legislation-help-local-communities

BIAA is pleased to see the progress of the TBI Act in the House of Representatives, and we ask you to contact your Senator to urge him or her to introduce a companion bill in the Senate.



 
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